The public sector shipyard Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) has launched the second anti-submarine warfare (ASW) called ‘Kadmatt’ for the Indian Navy. Kadmatt is being built at a cost of ₹17 billion.
- The Kadmatt ASW is part of Indian Navy’s Project -28 which aims to modernize the navy by creating stealth corvettes to destroy enemy submarines.
- INS Kamorta, the first in the class, was handed over to the navy last year.
The Kadmatt ASW was launched in Kolkata in the presence of Minister of State for Defence Dr.M.Pallam Raju and other high-ranking naval officers and GRSE officials.
|Class & type||Kamorta class corvette|
|Length||109 m (358 ft)|
|Propulsion||2 diesel motors with 14,400 hp 2 shafts|
|Speed||25 knots (46 km/h)|
|Range||3,450 mi (5,550 km) at 18 knots (33 km/h)|
- The warship is designed to accommodate 17 officers and 106 sailors.
- The basic design for these ships was developed by Indian Navy’s Directorate of Naval Design while the detailed design was made by design department of GRSE, Kolkata.
- The ship has got excellent stealth features for both above and below the sea surface and is equipped with total atmospheric control ventilation system, making her fully capable to fight in nuclear, biological and chemical warfare environments.
Role of ASW Kadmatt
The ship’s main role is to protect the nation’s maritime interests against possible submarine attacks and is having a potent platform for neutralising enemy submarines with an array of weapons like torpedoes, rocket launchers and helicopter.